Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128179512

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels

1st Edition

Editors: R. Navanietha Krishnaraj Rajesh Sani
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179512
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 262
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Description

Biovalorization of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels addresses advanced technologies for converting waste to biofuels, pharmaceuticals, organic acids, amino acids, vitamins, biopolymers, surfactants, detergents, and enzymes. Biovalorization has several advantages over conventional bioremediation processes as it helps cutting down the costs of bioprocesses. Examples are provided of several successfully commercialized technologies, giving an insight in developing potential processes for converting waste to biofuels and value-added products. Furthermore, the book discusses how to improve microbes or enzymes using protein engineering, metabolic engineering, and systems biology approaches for converting waste to value-added products, and using extremophiles for degrading the recalcitrant biomass at better rates and at lower costs. Finally, the book discusses the development of valorisation processes for converting crew waste to bioenergy.

Biovalorization of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels can be used as course material for graduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology, and as reference for industrials/researchers who want to gain basic understanding about the subject.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide range of topics from conversion of wastes to organic acids, biofuels, biopolymers, and industrially relevant products
  • Bridges the gap between academics and industry
  • Written in a lucid and self-explanatory style
  • Includes activities/quiz/critical questions

Readership

Graduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry and biotechnology; researchers at university and in industry entering the field of biovalorization

Table of Contents

  1. Rewiring Anaerobic microbial processes for methane and hythane production
    2. Extremophilic bioprocessing of wastes to biofuels
    3. Reverse methanogenesis of methane to biopolymers and value-added Products
    4. Gas to liquid biofuels
    5. Cyanobacterial Biofertilizers from agricultural biomass
    6. Extremozymes for increased rates of degradation of wastes and synthesis of value-added products
    7. Protein engineering approaches to improve the enzymatic catalysis
    8. Synthetic biology approaches for improved biomanufacturing
    9. Photobioelectrochemical synthesis of biochemical compounds from sunlight
    10. Bioelectrochemical systems for wastes to bioenergy and chemicals
    11. Bioelectrosynthesis for synthesis of value-added compounds with improved electrodes and electrode functionalization strategies
    12. Membrane separation technologies for purification of enzymes, value added compounds, and organic acids/amino acids
    13. Electrochemical methods for downstream processing
    14. Converting the Crew wastes to bioenergy at microgravity conditions

Details

No. of pages:
262
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128179512

About the Editor

R. Navanietha Krishnaraj

Navanietha Krishnaraj is a Research Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. His research interests include bioelectrochemical systems for converting wastes to biofuels and value-added products, biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass, extremophilic bioprocessing, and space biology. He is a recipient of prestigious awards including Bioenergy Award for Cutting Edge Research, Australian Overseas Research Award, and Young Faculty Award in Engineering. He has published over 30 research articles, 10 book chapters, edited 3 books, 3 ongoing projects, and 1 patent to his credit. He is a member of renowned professional societies including Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology and American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA

Rajesh Sani

Rajesh K. Sani is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota. He joined the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as an Assistant Professor in 2006. Over the past 11 years, he has been the PI or co-PI on over $20.5 million in funded research. Prior to this, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor at the Washington State University, Pullman, WA, and focused his research on Waste Bioprocessing. He also served as an Associate Director of NSF Center for Multiphase Environmental Research at the Washington State University. He has rich experience in developing extremophilic processes for environmental and bioenergy applications. He has been granted a NASA grant on “Advanced Bioelectrochemical Module (BEM) for Waste-to-Electricity Generation during Long-term Space”. His other activities in this area includes developing bioelectrocatalytic process for conversion of methane to biopolymers and value-added products, and conversion of food wastes to methane using extremophilic processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA

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